March 18, 2016
La Mirada, Calif. – On Friday, The Master’s College baseball team opened its three-game series against Biola University with a 3-8 loss to the unranked Eagles.
The loss moved the receiving-votes Mustangs’ 2016 record to 17-10 and 7-6 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. Currently, the Mustangs sit in fourth-place in the GSAC.
Despite TMC’s Colin Nyenhuis opening the first inning with a home run to left center, the Eagles answered back in the bottom of the inning by reeling off five runs.
Biola increased its lead to 7-1 in the second inning after Alec Dewatteville homered to left center, driving in teammate Eugene Shin along the way.
Three innings later, Nyenhuis tallied his second homer of the game, cutting the Eagles’ lead to five runs (7-2).
Unfortunately, Dewatteville earned his second home run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, putting the Eagles up 8-2.
Brandon Van Horn opened the sixth inning by earning a home run for himself, but a stingy Eagles defense halted the Mustangs from making much progress the rest of the inning.
From there, the Eagles silenced the Mustangs throughout the final three innings, putting the game on ice at 8-3.
Mustang pitcher Jason Karkenny’s record moved to 6-3 after being pegged with the loss in Friday’s game. Teammate Scott Savage took over on the mound in the third inning, giving up only four hits, one run while striking out three batters.
“They jumped on us early and we couldn't catchup,” commented TMC head coach Monte Brooks on the loss. “However, Savage was outstanding on the bump. We’re looking forward bounce back to tomorrow.”
Tomorrow, the Mustangs will continue their series against the Eagles with a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 a.m.